For those of you who saw the earlier process on this piece and wondered how it turned out, here it is. The phrase "the butterfly effect" has been in my mind for a long time. How to express it? There are many directions I could have gone, but I chose to show the light and airy flight of the butterfly and also the interconnectednesss of all things through the design of the forms and the contagion of color moving through the shape.
This script was started with a brush, and then finessed with French curves and a pen, with watercolor dropped in digitally. For Spencerian purists this may seem a bit of a scandal, but note the word "modern....." © Iskra Johnson (click image to view larger.)